Maxine is introduced to the rest of the Gallaghers , but Carl feels left out when Debbie and Maxine spark up a friendship. After a four-month break, the final 9 episodes of the eighth series began on 30 August and concluded the series on 25 October Kev and Veronica unsuccessfully trying for a baby through IVF, Mandy giving birth to Lip's baby and Frank and Sheila getting married are all storylines covered in the third series. As with the last two series, the first two episodes aired on two consecutive nights. This series also introduced Maxine's brother Bruce , who would only appear during this series. Billy Tutton returned and is revealed as the father of Mimi's baby, Cilla, while Aysha Kala took on the role of Chesney's cousin, Sita Desai , however the character departed midway through the series. The storyline ended with a violent showdown between Lip and Frank, Karen absconding from Chatsworth. Randall Thaila Zucchi , putting a strain on his relationship with his family; Mimi starting work at a primary school as a governor; and the breakdown of Kelly and Lillian's friendship after Kelly and Marty steal a large amount of money from her. After this, the series returned to its regular weekly slot, and continued for a further 7 episodes between 18 January to 8 March This series saw Carl's character, who had a minor role in the first series, and a slightly larger role in the second, expanded. The tone of Series 6 was noticeably darker than previous series, something which continued into Series 7. During the eleventh series, all characters made their final appearances, however only certain characters made exits from Chatsworth. He says "it's fucking brilliant butt" as the camera zooms out to reveal his girlfriend is actually the one having sex with him from behind, her wearing a jockey's hat and holding a whip.